When a boy named Harry sneaks out of bed one night with his best friend, Horsie, to play with his Super Duper Bubble Blooper – an out-of-this-world adventure begins! Illustrated with retro-comic art, this is a charming story about the power of friendship and imagination from a talented new team.
Harry and Horsie is a great book. After noticing that it features a special note from Dave Letterman, I learned that the author, Katie Van Camp, was actually a nanny for David Letterman’s son, Harry, and Katie wrote the book as a gift to the Lettermans. The illustrations are adorable, and readers will enjoy venturing into space with Harry as they search for his stuffed friend Horsie. Harry is surprised to find his racecars speeding along Saturn’s rings and his cat enjoying the tasty milk on the Milky Way. The book is whimsical and fun, and I really think other readers will love it.
<p>Katie Van Camp is a former dancer who, at the age of eighteen, moved to Shanghai, China, to open a ballet school and teach kindergarten. A few years later she headed to New York to work as an au pair for a little boy named Harry (and his best friend, Horsie), who inspired her to write both <em>Cookiebot!</em> and her first picture book, <em>Harry and Horsie</em>. Katie is now back in Asia, writing and teaching. She currently calls Tokyo home. </p>
<p>Lincoln Agnew once tried to build his own robot out of a plastic bucket, a broken microwave, and “technology,” but sadly its abilities were limited to catching fire. Years later, after giving up on world domination, he attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, where he obtained degrees in both illustration and photography. Lincoln made his debut as a picture book illustrator with <em>Harry and Horsie</em>, for which he won the 2009 Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Founder’s Award as well as the Marion Vannett Ridgway Award. He is currently rebuilding that robot.</p>